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Aqua Restaurant

1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949
+1 252-261-9700
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $31
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Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 12 North
Description: Waterfront dining in the village of Duck. Lunch, dinner, & bar with dynamic sunset views. Award winning wine list, full bar with signature martinis, contemporary, regionally inspired cuisine, with a children's menu and groups encouraged. Live music and sushi in season. Events and weddings; no better venue on the water. Cheers, let's meet at AQUA!
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to Aqua on Thursday the 21st. The meal was just average and in my opinion wasn't worth the prices. We each had drinks, an appetizer and an entree. For the apps, my wife ordered the crab dip while I had the 5 spice tuna. The dip was good and reminded us of similar items we... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Aqua based on TA recommendations, and they were right on. We actually went there for lunch on our first day in Duck, then returned the next evening for dinner. The fish tacos with lunch were absolutely the best we have ever had! The tortilla was grilled, giving it a bit of crispness and flavor that added a... More

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Virginia Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just got back from a girls weekend in the Outer Banks. I saw Aqua Restaurant and Spa last month but couldn't fit it in to that trip. So glad we made it this time! The restaurant is so stylishly decorated and soothing. Beautiful water views. Our server, Bryan, was excellent. He was very personable, low key and helpful (great smile... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

the decor both inside and out reminded us of a typical greek island house, with whites and blues, overlooking the water. just lovely. the tuna was excellent, as was the pasta.......a very nice wine list, the waitress assisted us in choosing.......and one highlight is the bar area to the right. nice atmosphere, classy yet also informal.....the wait staff did well... More

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Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went here for a girls day out. We started at the spa which was outrageously over-priced. The services were ok but not at the level we expected given the price. We then went to the restaurant for appetizers and wound up staying. The service was great - very low key and non-intrusive. The food was good. Plus there was... More

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DE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My wife had the Chicken Paillard, and I had the Rockfish special of the day. Both were very good. I also had their signature sweet corn and crab soup and it was delicious! Make reservations.

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Allentown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great place to listen to music, eat on the deck or just get a drink, sit on the adirondack chairs and watch the sunset.

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

brilliant! We sat outside in the patio at 630 pm to have a leisurely meal and see the spectacular sunset. It couldn't have been more picturesque or romantic. Exquisite cuisine and superb service. Two things: Do wear mosquito repellant and Do make your summer dinner reservation as soon as you arrive in the outer banks if not before ! By... More

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Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Aqua turned out to be a very pleasant surprise when we found out our first choice for lunch did not serve lunch. Food and service were very good and the window table we enjoyed had a nice view.

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Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a massage upstairs I was killing time reading the menu. It mentioned the tuna is brought in by Fish Killer Dave. With a name like that I had to ask the hostess a few questions about him as she was setting up for lunch. She asked if I would like to meet him. He was delivering a fish and... More

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